Rain Barrel Information

Harvesting rainwater helps conserve water and protect our waterways from polluted runoff!

Rain Barrel

Did You Know?

One inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot roof can harvest 600 gallons of rainwater

By implementing a rain barrel system, you can:

  • Reduce water pollution as a result of rainwater runoff which carries pesticides, fertilizers, sediment, oil, and trash into local rivers and lakes.
  • Reduce soil erosion and improve the ability of water to infiltrate the soil at a reduced intensity.
  • Reduce dependency on the municipal water supply and see a cost savings on your water bill.
  • Treat your garden, plants, and lawn to clean and free rainwater and help save energy by reducing demand on our drinking water supply!

 

Forms & Resources:

 

Water customers may qualify for rebates from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
For details visit: www.socalwatersmart.com

City of San Diego Residents Only may also qualify for rebates. Visit the website for more details.
City Water Conservation

Questions? Contact the Watershed Protection Program for more information at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov